What's your daily routine? Like so my daily routine actually depends on whether I'm traveling that day or not because I am traveling two to three days a week shuttling between Google and Bangalore on days at that. I'm not traveling get a very early on 5:00 5:30 before my son wakes up and I have to get him ready for school. I love that part of my day by the way spending an hour with him in the morning try and catch up on basically in the morning. I use my half an hour to just plan my day list on things that I need to accomplish in the day work normally starts for me at around 8:30 9:00. Yeah, and it's mostly back-to-back meetings in the day with portfolio companies or new companies that can be eating dinner is mostly at home. I pick up work around 9:30 10:00, whatever is left over and yeah, that's my sort of non-traveling day on traveling days. I think what's helpful is I use my flight times to catch up on reading whether it is articles or news. To the startup world or some book that I want to pick up. I use the time of the flight time for meditation. I think that's the best time everybody sleeping. There is no noise you put on your headphones and just spend some quality time with just your mind. Yeah. I think that's that's usually my routine. So you have been irregular meditator. I would have wanted to be more regular than what I am. Yeah, but I picked it up about I would see six nine months back. I'm still still. On the early steps of that Journey. But yeah, it's been very helpful for me to pick that up as a activity a try and do like two three times a week. I would have ideally like to do it every day. Unfortunately, you don't get that time. Do you use any apps or I use calm and what are you reading these days? And what books have help you shape as a person right now. I am I'm actually reading a book by Annie Duke called thinking in bets just picked it up a few days back. Can I did a lot of things in that book that you would feel intuitively when you read yeah, that's correct. But it's still an eye-opener. I think the biggest takeaway for me from that book is that quality of decision plus luck equal to outcome. Unfortunately, everybody looks at outcome and equates that to the quality of decision eliminating the role of luck. But that's not true. What is important is how do you ensure that the process to arrive? I've at a high quality decision is solid. I think it's a very very good book for anybody who's in a start-up specially startup Founders to pick it up because making decisions in ambiguity is what Founders do day in and day out and they are the probabilistic model on what will happen. And how do you go about that in a in the right manner? I think that's a I think it's a fantastic book for any startup founder to pick up in terms of books that I have like that have shaped me I one book. That really had a big impact on the VHS. I think about helping my portfolio companies is 0 to 1 that Peter Thiel because it I think the big question always comes up. Is that okay for a while for a company to allocate resources to any idea you always have choice between different sets of people or even when you are hiring people. So it has helped me helped found us think that the idea that we are looking for is this a completely new idea a new business line. Or is it incremental? We know the answer. We just need to scale it hundred X and there are different kinds of people that do this better than others. Both are great people both are required in an organization. But being aware of what is required for that role and does that person fit into that requirement or not is a very powerful starting point. So that's why that that book has helped me a lot. I think besides besides that obviously the lab and is books on financial markets. Kids and the stochastic nature of the financial markets that has been very very interestingly. I do. Also I have varied reading interest. So besides business related books. I have a lot of interest in reading books on mythology Indian mythology and Alternate views of Indian mythology. So there's that but Nike is somebody I read a lot there is a very interesting book on Mahabharata by aerobatic our way. Say that I really liked it's a alternate description of what happened in Mahabharat. So the I like that yeah and William Dalrymple and his travel books. I have a big Wanderlust a big traveler. So dalrymple's books have been very very interesting for me to personally lead. What habits you attribute to your success. I would not say I have attained success still there's a long way to go and I feel I'm on the right path, but still a lot of work left, but in as a venture investor if you Talk about that adding this reading a lot and being on top of what's going on in the technology World in just the early startup world has helps helped me a lot because quite often what happens is that you go through this phase as a venture investor that in the areas that you're excited about. There isn't an exciting team. Now, what do you do? So that's when I read a lot about what's happening in other geographies. What are the ideas that people are looking at maybe some of those ideas are applicable to India. And that is the top-down thesis and you say oh this this ideas work. Well in this geography could work in India, maybe not exact replica, but some modification, is there a team working on this idea and then I go and find that so I think reading and staying up to date on what's happening in the startup take early stage world has helped me a lot become become a better investor. What points in life are you lost and what help you recover from it in engineering? And as it happens with most people once you engineering is what you want to do right as after 12, maybe it's engineering or medical back. Then when I passed out from school and like I said, I come from a family of Engineers. That was the right path for me, but you're too into it. I had this sort of choice that should I go do an MBA or go do our technical post-grad like do GRE or mtech or something like that right and go deeper. Into the engineering domain itself, and there was literally no way for me to figure out because I hadn't experienced any of them what really helped me was that just reaching out to as many people as I could. On both sides of this path people who had just gone down their Technical post-grad and then a technical career and people who've gone down the MBA path and just hearing from them on what their experiences were assimilating what I heard and just asking myself the honest question. What am I more excited about? I think that Honesty with yourself and saying do I you really excited about it or not? He'll help me a lot hearing other people's view. So yeah, and that that help me. Narrow down my choice to saying I want to do an MBA. I personally don't come from a family which is very rich or extremely loaded and also going going to do an MBA outside India and that point I was not an option. So I said yeah that is what I live and I will try and get into an I am so that that helped me get out of that sort of like six months of being completely lost on what I want to do in my career anything was joining investing with a should you become invested. So not what if it didn't work out for you. Yeah, there were a lot of chances are it won't work out. But yeah, you take take those chances. I think they are again talking to people who had been in the investing world. So from McKinsey or whole bunch of people had joined investing world back then so talking to friends and hearing from them on what their experience was what worked for them what didn't work for them. What does better than Consulting what was not as good as Consulting. Parts of it. So yeah that helped me a lot. Just asking questions being honest with yourself saying I don't know. Maybe there is somebody out there who knows better than me. I'm just going walking up to them and asking them.